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Handmade Doll, Cream Color Knit Sweater, Aymara Women with Baby on Back, Bolivian Altiplano 7" x 4" x 2"

Bolivia
$29.95

Handmade Doll, Cream Color Knit Sweater, Aymara Women with Baby on Back, Bolivian Altiplano 7" x 4" x 2"

Bolivian Cholita doll wearing an Aguayo to carry baby on her back.

Bolivia has the largest indigenous population in South America with an estimated 60% of the population claiming indigenous descent. The Aymara is the most prominent indigenous culture in La Paz.

 Bolivia’s cholitas, with their bowler hats and layered skirts, were once targets of discrimination. ... Cholita fashion is comprised of a colorful pleated skirt worn over layers of petticoats, an embroidered shawl held by a brooch, and a small bowler hat.

For Quechua people, the act of weaving is both social and communal. The entire extended family gathers outside as the looms are unrolled, the weavings uncovered and work begins. For many hours during the dry season, the family members weave, joke and talk while also keeping an eye on children and animals.

 

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Handmade Doll, Cream Color Knit Sweater, Aymara Women with Baby on Back, Bolivian Altiplano 7" x 4" x 2"

Bolivian Cholita doll wearing an Aguayo to carry baby on her back.

Bolivia has the largest indigenous population in South America with an estimated 60% of the population claiming indigenous descent. The Aymara is the most prominent indigenous culture in La Paz.

 Bolivia’s cholitas, with their bowler hats and layered skirts, were once targets of discrimination. ... Cholita fashion is comprised of a colorful pleated skirt worn over layers of petticoats, an embroidered shawl held by a brooch, and a small bowler hat.

For Quechua people, the act of weaving is both social and communal. The entire extended family gathers outside as the looms are unrolled, the weavings uncovered and work begins. For many hours during the dry season, the family members weave, joke and talk while also keeping an eye on children and animals.

 

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SKU: DOLL29
Availability: 9"
Width: 6.00
Height: 6.00
Depth: 3.00